Thursday, April 17, 2008

Organic Wines

So now, not only produce is organic, but wine has gone organic. Some has even gone biodynamic. A favorite vegetarian restaurant in the east village serves a whole bunch of not only organic but also biodynamic wines. Counter is located at
105 1st Ave, New York, NY
(212) 982-5870
this is between East 6th street and East 7th Streets. I have been investigating (and tasting :) ) organic wines around the city. They are somewhat hard to find...but most wine shops have at least one. Recently at a wine shop on Broadway between 94th and 95th Streets, I saw a great organic Cabernet from Heller Vineyards. The somewhat steep $17.99 price tag is a bit hard to swallow - but the wine is super tasty. The vineyard uses predatory wasps instead of pesticides for their pest control. Pretty cool.
I've had the ladybugs merlot and chardonnay from World Wines down in Murray hill as well. Those wines in addition to being organic also contain no sulfites which is wonderful for those sensitive to sulfites like me. No red wine headache! Vintage New York restaurant in Soho and Wine Shop on Broadway near 93rd Street exclusively sells small vineyard wines produced in New York State using artisanal organic methods, although many wines are not certified organic. I have sampled several of the whites at the restaurant in Soho and they are quite exquisite.

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